Golden Globe and SAG Awards Nominees: Breaking Down the Snubs, Surprises and Who Got a Boost

10:18 AM 12/18/2018

by THR Staff

With the Hollywood Foreign Press' and SAG-AFTRA's picks revealed, The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the data as stars and creators open up about their dream date (Michelle Obama!) and their own favorites.

From left: 'A Star Is Born,' 'The Favourite' and 'Vice'
From left: 'A Star Is Born,' 'The Favourite' and 'Vice'
Photofest; Matt Kennedy/Annapurna Pictures

A number of films saw their awards-season profiles raised earlier this month when the Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations were each unveiled. A Star Is Born, The Favourite and Vice were among those films embraced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and SAG-AFTRA.

Vice was tops with the HFPA, earning six nominations, followed by The Favourite, Green Book and A Star Is Born with five apiece. A Star Is Born leads the SAG Awards film nominees with a total of four, followed by BlacKkKlansman and The Favourite followed with three noms apiece.

Meanwhile, Bohemian Rhapsody got a boost with Globe and SAG Award noms for star Rami Malek, as well as a surprise best ensemble mention from SAG-AFTRA.

Still, it was a mixed bag for other films, like If Beale Street Could Talk, which earned a Globe nom for star Regina King but was left off the SAG Awards' list. And while Mary Poppins Returns earned four Globe noms, it was surprisingly absent from the best original song list.

Below, The Hollywood Reporter breaks down the data from both nominations lists as stars and creators open up about their dream date (Michelle Obama!) and their own favorites.

A version of this story first appeared in the Dec. 18 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

  • Noms by Film, Show, Network and Distributor

  • Surprises and Snubs

  • First-Timers Loved by HFPA and SAG-AFTRA

  • They're Baaaaack!

  • What a Pair

  • Globes Dream Date? Mrs. O

    Michelle Obama
    Michelle Obama
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    Is Michelle Obama free on Jan. 6? The former first lady is a most popular Golden Globe Awards date, with three nominees — Marti Noxon, Rachel Brosnahan and Connie Britton — citing her as their No. 1 choice. "I would cease to exist when she arrived to accompany me," says Brosnahan. Others said they would bring a VIP who influenced their projects but is no longer alive — with Barry Jenkins choosing James Baldwin ("it would be an excuse to pick his brain for an hour and a half") and Rami Malek wishing he could take Freddie Mercury ("Can you imagine him at one of those parties?"). Succession’s Kieran Culkin, however, had the most unexpected choice: "Vlad the Impaler, just because I'd love to see somebody from that era just freak the hell out and not understand what all these trophies are: 'Why are people dressed in this funny way? And what's this electricity thing?' "

  • Stuck in the Middle With Who?

    Constance Wu (left) and Awkwafina
    Constance Wu (left) and Awkwafina
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    Nominated actors and filmmakers weigh in on who from their cast and crew they’d choose to be trapped in an elevator with.

    "My first AD, Jack Ravenscroft. He is calm under pressure. The guy has ice water in his veins." — Rami Malek

    "I would say Amy Adams because she knows every single song that was recorded from the 1970s and 1980s and could perform them perfectly. She’s like a human karaoke machine." — Adam McKay

    "Joi McMillon, one of my editors, because she is a barrel of laughs. An elevator is a very dark place, and she’s a ray of sunshine." — Barry Jenkins

    "As someone who has already been trapped in an elevator with Brian Tyree Henry, he really made it fun. It was at the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse junket last week." — Phil Lord

    "[My Bodyguard co-star] Keeley Hawes. Mostly because we’re a couple of school kids when we get together and we just giggle and are quite silly." — Richard Madden

    "Awkwafina. Not only do we have the best time and crack a lot of jokes, but we really understand and support each other as Asian-American women who have been in the arts pretty much since we were teenagers." — Constance Wu